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IKC201 Comparative Indigenous Studies (8)

Abstract

Adopting a comparative method of inquiry, this subject introduces students to the cultures, histories and contemporary realities of the indigenous peoples of North America and New Zealand (Aotearoa) and explores the commonalities and differences of experience between Indigenous Australians and these Nation groups subjected to the processes of British colonisation. A range of contemporary issues which impact upon the indigenous peoples of North America and New Zealand will be examined, including indigenous struggles for recognition of rights in relation to land, self-determination and treaty rights, allowing students the opportunity to learn from international developments in indigenous affairs and how these developments may apply to the Australian context.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Indigenous Australian Studies

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to describe the cultures, and post-invasion histories of the indigenous peoples of North America and New Zealand
  • Be able to apply a comparative approach to the examination of commonalities and differences of experience of colonisation of the indigenous peoples of North America and New Zealand and a range of contemporary issues which impact upon or are of concern to them
  • Be able to analyse and articulate commonalities and differences of experience of the indigenous peoples of North America and New Zealand with those of Indigenous Australians
  • Relate the history of Treaty systems In North America, Canada and New Zealand and the benefits and weaknesses today in empowering rights and self determination for indigenous peoples

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Indigenous peoples of native American: Culture, colonisation and contemporary realities
  • Indigenous people of Canada: culture, colonisation and contemporary realities
  • Indigenous people of New Zealand: culture, colonisation and contemporary realities
  • The history of the politics of control: a comparative approach
  • Treaty Rights and the empowerment of self-determination

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 24 November 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.